The Audi R8 supercar is often deemed to be the perfect “sensible” and “everyday” vehicle. It is for this reason that it so often has a widely varying competition, including the Chevrolet’s new Corvette, Nissan GT-R, McLaren 570s, and the Porsche 911, which was picked as the Best Supercar to Buy in 2020 thanks to its daily usability and livability. Although it is pitted against high-profile cars, there are very few cars that are like the Audi R8 and have all the attributes of a supercar, including modern technology, powerful engine, and perfect ride height. In this post, we will take a closer look at the 10 Cars Similar to the Audi R8.
10. McLaren 570S
The Audi R8’s most obvious rival is the relative newcomer—the McLaren 570S. The McLaren 570S has a horsepower of 562, which is less compared to the R8’s 602 hp, but it is 125 kgs lighter than the Audi, weighing 1430 kg. The McLaren 570s comes with a carbon fiber “monocell” chassis and two fewer driven wheels, which makes the car have an impressive acceleration rate from 0-62mph within 3.2 seconds. According to CarsGuide, the 570s acceleration time is exactly the same as that of the Audi R8, but the maximum speed is down by 1mph at 204 mph. When it comes to the powertrain department, the McLaren 570S is fitted with a 3.8L V8 turbocharged engine that is quite impressive and has exceptional road performance.
9. Acura NSX Type-S
The initial Acura NSX model did not perform as expected after its release to the automobile market, so the Japanese automaker decided to stop production of the NSX model. However, before sending the NXS model to early retirement, Acura has launched a special end-of-the-run car, the Type-S version. With a maximum of 350 models scheduled to be released in 2022, each NSX Type-S model comes fitted with a mid-mounted 3.5L hybridized twin-turbo V6 engine that is quite powerful, producing a whopping 600 horsepower. It also has an impressive acceleration time of 0-62mph within 2.9 seconds.
8. Porsche 911 Turbo S
The new Porsche 911 Turbo S was launched late last year. This new model boasts of even more engine power than its outgoing predecessor. All this is made possible due to its unrivaled 3.8L flat-six engine that offers a punchy 574 hp. Although its power output is relatively lower than the Audi R8, the 911 is much quicker, reaching 0-62 mph within 2.9 seconds. In addition to matching the R8’s top speed of 205 mph, the 911 Turbo S also comes with an extra pair of small rear seats for children. In terms of price, the new 911 Turbo S has an average market price that is $1,800 lower than the Audi R8.
7. Aston Martin DB9 GT
Like the Audi R8, the Aston Martin D89 GT comes with a 5.2L turbocharged V-12 engine that produces about 540 horsepower. In addition to the engine being rare, it is expected that the engine will be replaced with the big 5.20-Liter turbocharged 12-pot engine that will be used to power the coming generation of Aston models. The Aston Martin DB9 GT is far more cool and relaxed than the other car models and boasts an appealing exterior look. Although its road performance is not as outstanding as that of the R8, it carries a high-profile status that is not present in the Audi R8. In terms of price, the Aston Martin is quite pricey as it costs approximately $10,000 more than the Audi R8.
6. Dodge Viper ACR
Are you looking for a more hardcore alternative to the Audi R8, then you should get yourself the Dodge Viper ACR. According to Thecarconnection, the Viper ACR comes with the unrivaled 8.4-liter V-10 engine that produces a whopping 640 hp. The vehicle is well known for the impressive acceleration time that has made it break 13 track records on US race circuits. Although its features are less sophisticated than the Audi R8, it is much more affordable, being sold at a price of $70,000 less than the R8.
5. Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
Like the Audi R8, the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso is a sensible supercar grand tourer in that it is very comfortable to drive over very long distances. There are very few supercars that rival the Ferrari GTC4. In terms of performance and handling, the GTC4 is strategically designed to have a powerful turbocharger that produces an impressive horsepower similar to the R8. In that regard, the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso is the perfect alternative to the Audi R8.
4. Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale
Although often considered outdated, the Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale is a perfect four-wheel drive for long-distance adventures. It also boasts of a powerful 4.7-liter N/A V-8 engine that produces about 444bhp, which may not seem a lot compared to other supercars in mentioned-above, but the MC Stradale is the only supercar in our car that may even beat the Audi R8 for its impressive exhaust functionality. The Maserati MC Stradale is sold at an average market price of 143,850 USD.
3. BMW M4
The BMW M4 is from an entirely different category than the Audi R8, but it exhibits some amazing features that are included in the R8 model. Like the Audi R8, the M4 boasts of a spacious room for passengers, cargo spaces, and is perfect for everyday driving. It also has an impressive acceleration rate of 0-60 mph within 3.8 seconds, which is almost similar to that of the Audi R8.
Similar to the Porsche 911 Turbo S, the Porsche Cayman is well-known for its exceptional engine and road performance. The Cayman comes with only two light seats and has a more engaging driving experience like the Audi R8 model. The Porsche Cayman is the perfect alternative supercar to the Audi model if you are looking for a car with outstanding driving thrills.
1. Lexus RC F Track Edition
Since 2019, Lexus has been refining and upgrading its RC F Track Edition model by adding more power and cutting down weight. The RCF is also fitted with carbon fiber aerodynamic wings, spoilers, and skirts that help improve its road performance. Like the R8, the Lexus RCF comes with a powerful V-8 turbocharged engine.
With so many amazing supercars to choose from, you are advised to carry out thorough research before deciding which model is the perfect alternative to the new Audi R8 model. According to Hot cars, Audi has announced that they are releasing the standard V10 model, which is expected to be sold at an average market price of $162,900 and $189,900 for the V10 Plus model. Moreover, you will be expected to pay an additional $1,250 destination charge, plus dealer charge, title, and taxes.
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